Category Archives: Misc

Beswick: A Special Breed of Porcelain Animals

Rare Beswick model of a girl on grey pony 1499 with light green jacket – top auction estimate was $1,000, sold for $1,600 in 2018.

by Maxine Carter Lome, Publisher From 1896 when James Wright Beswick and his sons John and Gilbert first established their earthenware pottery business, “J. W. Beswick,” at the Gold Street works in Longton, England, until the early 1970s, when it became part of Royal Doulton, Beswick (pronounced BESS-ick – Beswick is a surname in the […]

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Fire alarm transmitter, $7,800, Milestone Auctions

A Gamewell Excelsior fire alarm transmitter with 50 code wheels, in a refinished oak case with beveled-glass front door, sold for $7,800 at a sale of the Brian Maiher collection of railroadiana, petroliana, and antique fire alarms held August 29 by Milestone Auctions in Willoughby, OH

Recent Auction Results from Near & Far By Ken Hall A Gamewell Excelsior fire alarm transmitter with 50 code wheels, in a refinished oak case with beveled-glass front door, sold for $7,800 at a sale of the Brian Maiher collection of railroadiana, petroliana, and antique fire alarms held August 29 by Milestone Auctions in Willoughby, […]

Pushing their Buttons: Campaign Memorabilia

By George Sommers Internet and TV advertising may rule recent political campaigns but campaign buttons, or pinbacks, are still “a thing.” Campaign memorabilia has a long and colorful history – and what better time to start a collection than by going back to the future for items from the 2020 presidential race? Although campaign paraphernalia […]

Comic Character Collectibles: In the Time of COVID-19: Pop Culture Thriving?

This Swedish one-sheet for Casablanca nearly tripled its estimate when it sold for $55,000 at Heritage. ­Image courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

by J.C. Vaughn In recent discussions, a handful of auction houses and high-end comic book insiders confessed that in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic they really didn’t know how the market was going to go. Within a couple of weeks, though, it became clear that at least some of the people staying home […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Tiffany table lamp, $206,250, Freeman’s

Tiffany table lamp, $206,250, Freeman’s

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Tiffany table lamp, $206,250, Freeman’s Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall A Tiffany Studios “Nasturtium” table lamp, circa 1905, lit up the room for $206,250 in an online-only Design Auction held April 3 by Freeman’s in Philadelphia. Also, an important “Holtz” table crafted in 1986 by George Nakashima (1905-1990) […]

An Actual Living Legend: Russ Heath

An Actual Living Legend: Russ Heath

Comic Character Collectibles By J.C. Vaughn Artist Russ Heath has plied his craft from comic books to fine art across the decades. Virtually any student of comic book history can vouch that the phrase “living legend” is as over-used as it is in any other entertainment niche, but in this case the term actually does […]

Antique Show Schedule: December 2014

Antique Show and Auction Schedule

Antique Show Schedule: December 2014 [event-list cat_filter=antique-shows date_filter=2014-12] Auction Schedule: December 2014 [event-list cat_filter=auctions date_filter=2014-12] Related posts: Pennsylvania Doodle 4 Google Winners on Display at the Philadelphia Museum of Art Collecting Asian Art Ken's Korner: Abbey Road cover recreated from food An Actual Living Legend: Russ Heath Antiques Peek: Vintage DIY – Decoupage Lunchbox Purses! […]

Ken's Korner: Abbey Road cover recreated from food

Ken's Korner: Abbey Road cover recreated from food

Ken’s Korner: Abbey Road cover recreated from food Ken’s Korner New and Views from the World of Antiquing and Collecting by Ken Hall British food sculptor Paul Baker has painstakingly recreated the iconic cover of the Beatles’ Abbey Road album, using nothing but breakfast foods. He was commissioned by the Beefeater UK Grill restaurant chain, […]